“I felt free and therefore I was free.”
I can sense it. It’s almost time. The weather for the next few days looks like it should be for mid-March. With temps in the mid 40’s during the day and high teens to the early twenties at night, most of the snow has melted and now all we are left with is soul sucking mud. Even though we didn’t get a whole lot of snow this winter, the amount of rain we saw was unbelievable. It seems like it has rained non stop for months. As a result, we now have mud that will literally stop you in your tracks.
But that too shall pass. The trails will soon be clear and the warm air of spring will come. Oddly enough, however, one day out of nowhere it will be so hot that I’ll be trying to get my hikes in very early in the day just to beat the heat. But that’s ok. School ends on June 26th and we return on August 28th. That’s 62 days of hiking glory!
But let’s worry about the here and now. With the days getting longer and longer and more days between now and the end of school than in summer itself, I’ll be making plans to get out. Until then, my pack, poles and boots sit waiting.
One thing that I’m doctor ordered to do now that I’m home is not walk 3 times a week but 6 times a week. I’m getting walking sticks or whatever you call them, because my balance is shot. I’m sticking to blacktop now. I would like some gentle hikes once the ground isn’t so wet. I need really really gentle hikes. Ward’s in Pound Ridge maybe? I absolutely have to watch my balance.
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I have a set of trekking poles that you can have. They are brand new and have only been used once. Just let me know if you want them.